American Ninja Warrior All Season Thread **spoilers**

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  1. Aug 8, 2020 #1441 of 1535
    astrohip

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    A few more details on this season...

    American Ninja Warrior had quietly filmed a new, eight-episode all-star season in late July, and Drechsel will be edited out of that, as he now faces life in prison. The show usually films around the country, and then has its finals in Las Vegas. The new season filmed at the St. Louis dome from July 14 to 23.

    It “shifted to a team format, inviting 50 of its biggest names from past seasons, with each choosing two more competitors, men and women, of their own choosing.” Drew was among that group.
     
  2. That Don Guy

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    Here's more on the new season, from NBC:

    Season 12 of NBC's four-time Emmy Award-nominated athletic competition series "American Ninja Warrior" will premiere Monday, Sept. 7 with a two-hour episode beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
    The top 50 athletes will bring along two people from their communities to compete with them for a total of 150 competitors.
    The series will feature an abridged format with multiple rounds: Qualifiers (6 obstacle course), Semi-Finals (10 obstacle course) and Finals (10 obstacle course + Power Tower playoff bracket).
    To determine the winner during the Finals, the top eight ninjas will compete in a playoff bracket where they will race head-to-head on the Power Tower. The winner will earn $100,000.
    Production for the eight-episode series took place in St. Louis at the Dome at America's Center. "American Ninja Warrior" is the first NBC series to have completed a full season of episodes during the current pandemic.


    Presumably, Drechsel didn't make the final eight somehow (I am guessing it's the eight fastest times in their third runs) - otherwise, it's going to be hard to edit him out.
     
  3. astrohip

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    Course being set up...

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    I just realized I forgot to post that tonight was the ANW All Stars Special. Your SP should have recorded it.

    That was fun. The competitions were close, and the ninjas were obviously having fun. This was recorded right after the National Finals in Las Vegas last year, so you had all the same contestants. I thought the Big Dipper Freestyle Challenge was a blast. Thought Jessie Graff's Super Split was amazing. 10-10-10.

    Cool finish with both Jessie & Grant pulling off a great trick.
     
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    lambertman

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    I'm impressed that NBC didn't break down and air this months ago, when it looked like it would be all the ANW we would get this year.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2020 #1446 of 1535
    cheesesteak

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    I thought Jessie got ripped off in the finals. The guy needed help from another contestant to get his 10s. She did it on her own. I also thought the gymnast guy in the Swan shirt was marked lower than he should have been. Other than that, I'm glad I stumbled upon this and there was nothing else on I wanted to watch.
     
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    DouglasPHill

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    Watched this last night. Very entertaining.
    Zuri looked great as did Mady Howard.
     
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    justen_m

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    Look, if anybody besides Jessie won, we'd all disappointed, because we have crushes on her. The only better outcome would be Catanzaro
     
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    mattack

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    When was this recorded? I presume a whole year ago?

    there was only ONE mention of Drew that I heard.. guess they didn't want to redo VO.
     
  10. Sep 3, 2020 #1450 of 1535
    astrohip

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    It was recorded right after the Finals last year. They were taped in late June 2019, and aired in September.
     
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    astrohip

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    Reminder: American Ninja Warrior returns tonight. Season 12, 8E/7C. Two hours.
     
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    DouglasPHill

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    Is this the one filmed in STL in May?
     
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    astrohip

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    May was the original film date for the S12 STL city qualifiers, before the shutdown. This abbreviated season was filmed in July.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2020 #1454 of 1535
    astrohip

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    Here are the S12 air dates:

    • Episode 1 – Qualifiers Round 1 – 9/7/20
    • Episode 2 – Qualifiers Round 2 – 9/14/20
    • Episode 3 – Qualifiers Round 3 – 9/21/20
    • Episode 4 – Qualifiers Round 4 – 9/28/20
    • Episode 5 – Semi-Finals Round 1 – 10/5/20
    • Episode 6 – Semi-Finals Round 2 – 10/12/20
    • Episode 7 – Finals – 10/19/20
    • Episode 8 – Power Tower Playoff – 10/26/20
     
  15. Sep 7, 2020 #1455 of 1535
    justen_m

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    Thanks my 1P didn't pick it up.
     
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    astrohip

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    Running off to check TiVo To-Do List...

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    Yep, it's there.
     
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    DouglasPHill

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    Watched a little tonight, what's with the fake crowd noise?
     
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    astrohip

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    Fun night. Really emotional when the Big Dog's wife took her run. The Gnarly Ninja was amazing. Kid's got some potential.

    It was good to be back, I missed it!
     
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    astrohip

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    You gotta have something in the background, or all you would hear is the ninjas grunting from obstacle to obstacle. It'd be like watching a Monica Seles tennis match.
     
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    DancnDude

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    I liked it. They did a good job incorporating the tvs along the course so the participants could see their loved ones, and they could watch along. Fun episode.

    I also liked the rolling ring obstacle. Very interesting idea and execution.
     

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